After joining West Brom on loan for the season from West Ham, Grady Diangana has been in great form for the Baggies, yet there is a fear that the attacker’s time with Slaven Bilic could be cut short.
Kyle Edwards has produced some encouraging performances of late, but do you think he would be ready to come into the side as Grady Diangana’s replacement if West Ham recall him in January?#WBA pic.twitter.com/BMXVfCTQ6x
— Baggies HQ (@BaggiesHQ) December 18, 2019
There are murmurs that the 21-year-old England youth international could be recalled by Manuel Pellegrini heading into the January transfer window, with Claret and Hugh reporting that the Irons have a clause that allows them to bring back Diangana back to east London in the first two weeks of the New Year.
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The prospect of losing Diangana will be a big loss for West Brom, but Twitter user Baggies HQ has proposed that the West Ham youngster could be replaced by Albion academy product Kyle Edwards, who this season has provided to be a solid attacking backup option for Bilic.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say about Edwards potentially replacing Diangna in the first-team, with some supporters not too convinced that the academy product will be able to step into the West Ham loanee’s shoes…
Difficult call. Were he to get the same amount of game time as Grady it may benefit him but my gut is he won’t be quite as influential and we may need another option for the days it doesn’t work for him
— The Last Blairite #TrueLabour (@LastBlairite) December 18, 2019
At the moment he is the cover of Grady when he gets injured, so if we don’t sign anyone else then who will be Edwards cover if he was to get injured?
— seb (@sebAdams10) December 18, 2019
Yes but we would need another wide player for rotation and competition if Grady was recalled.
We’ve seen spells of what Kyle can do but he hasnt had the game time recently to show consistency. Against Wigan it showed that he needs more than the last 10 minutes of games to progess
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) December 18, 2019
Like when? at Wigan he wasn’t the best not good enough at all, saying that a lot of others weren’t! He didn’t do too bad when he came on against blues
We went from a left hand side of Gibbs and Diangana to Conor Townsend and Kyle Edwards!
— Andrew Grainger (@andrew_grainger) December 18, 2019
I thinks he’s overrated have to say
— Mark Southall (@marksouthall1) December 18, 2019
He’s slightly different and will have more poor games , but it will improve him also . He won’t get better without games so tough decisions
— Daniel Tudge (@DanJTudge) December 18, 2019
As stats from Transfermarkt show, Edwards has been good for the Baggies with the youngster scoring two and assisting one in 653 minutes of Championship football.